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The Future of SharePoint - it's here!

Today Microsoft announced "The Future of SharePoint" at one of their events. This is a big step in the right direction for many reasons, and in this post I'll try to explain my take on why I like what I'm seeing.

Microsoft is really reinventing themselves. That's why I love

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0 Comments 04 May 2016
Developing with Azure Resource Manager - Part 5 - Tip: Get all available api-version alternatives for the ARM endpoints

Introduction

I've worked with the Azure Resource Manager API's extensively over the last 6 months. While doing so I've realized that the API versions changes and there's new functionality available. In order to know what versions are out there (and to be sure that's the full truth, given the documentation

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0 Comments 11 April 2016

Introduction

One of the tools I've used a LOT recently is the Azure Resource Explorer. This is a site which gives you a pretty thorough insight into what the Azure Resource Manager REST API endpoints looks like, and you can try them out live.

A word of caution: This tool

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0 Comments 02 April 2016
Collab365 Solutions Days: My session about SPCAF and SharePoint & Office 365 Transformation Guidance

If you missed my session on the Collab365 Solutions Days the other day, you can find it on-demand on their website now.

SharePoint & Office 365 Code Quality Analysis & Transformation Guidance

This session is split in two phases. The first half is discussing the benefits of using SPCAF for

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0 Comments 21 February 2016
Developing with Azure Resource Manager - Part 3 - Build an application using C# which is using the Azure Resource Manager API's

Introduction

Welcome to Part 3 in the Developing with Azure Resource Manager series. In the first part we took a look at what is required to set up the proper authentication in order for us to start developing with ARM.

In this article we will take a look at how

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0 Comments 21 February 2016
Developing with Azure Resource Manager - Part 2 - Getting started with the AzureRm PowerShell cmdlets

Introduction

This is the second part in my series about Azure Resource Manager. In this post we will take a look at some of the AzureRm PowerShell cmdlets to get us started. This article is assuming that you've already followed the steps as lined out in Part 1, to set

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0 Comments 20 February 2016
Developing with Azure Resource Manager - Part 1 - Creating a Service Principal for your AAD using PowerShell

Introduction

Welcome to Part 1 in the Developing with Azure series. In this post I will walk you through how to use PowerShell in order to create an Azure Active Directory (AAD) Application and then also create a new Service Principal which we'll use to authenticate and authorize requests to

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0 Comments 20 February 2016
Developing with Azure Resource Manager - Introduction

What is Azure Resource Manager?

Great question. The Azure Resource Manager is a new way in Azure to manage your resources. With resources I mean Web Sites, Databases, Virtual Machines, Storage services, API Apps, etc, etc.

Previously you have managed services/resources independently in various ways in Azure, but with

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0 Comments 20 February 2016
Automating Software Installations with Boxstarter and Chocolatey

If there's something I really dislike in my software development routines, it's installing the actual software I use to develop. You know what I mean - you don't want to install Visual Studio and wait for that only to realize that as soon as it's done you have to launch

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0 Comments 18 February 2016
Dev tip: Use Requestbin for easy analysis and debugging when developing your webhooks, connectors, API's and applications

Lately there’s been an explosion on popularity of webhooks and integration with various services I’m using. It’s a great way to develop integration points for services, and we can see this with Office 365 Groups and their Connectors, Slack and their Integrations, Azure Logic Apps Connectors and

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0 Comments 04 January 2016
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